New from Seattle-based design studio Teague, the Pulse is a fresh look at the increasingly ubiquitous urban bike conundrum: How to attract people to the whole idea of riding a bike every day and how to add practicality (well, some practicality) to the current hipsters’ must-have accessory, the fixie bike.
Designer Dana Krieger has created an iconic graphic in the semi-circular section luminescent frame and set this off against business-like matte-black tubing for the steerer, seat and rear triangle tubing. A particularly nice touch is the way these tubes are seated within the semi-circular section of the frame. Other features include discreet bar-end indicators and caged pedals that are counterweighted so that they sit the right way up slip your feet into.
It looks clean and sophisticated and begs the question; when will one of the big players in the bike market take a chance on a product with clean detailing and simple, bold graphics to match the Pulse? Although if their engineers shake their heads at the semi-circular tube section, well, maybe we can forgive them that…
More images of the Pulse after the jump.